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Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Lead to Mental Health Disorders in Adolescence, Says New Research Study

Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Lead to Mental Health Disorders in Adolescence, Says New Research Study

By Tom McLaughlin Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to mental health disorders in adolescence, and healthy family functioning and civic engagement can mitigate such damaging impact, according to a new Rutgers University–Camden study. Furthermore, low household income and low parent education increase the chances that children will have adverse experiences, explains Wenhua Lu, an […]

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Rutgers‒Camden Professor Aims to Help Find Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief

Rutgers‒Camden Professor Aims to Help Find Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief

Neuroscientist Nathan Fried is working to find a non-addictive treatment to aid chronic pain patients.

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Public Policy Expert Explains Economic Impact of Legal Marijuana

Public Policy Expert Explains Economic Impact of Legal Marijuana

By Tom McLaughlin New Jersey inched closer toward legalized recreational marijuana use on Nov. 26 when the senate budget and appropriations committee and assembly appropriations committee approved a new plan to regulate and tax it. So what will be the economic impact of legal cannabis and what can we learn from other states that have […]

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Adolescent Major Depression On the Rise Nationwide, Warranting Enhanced Efforts, Says Childhood Studies Researcher

Adolescent Major Depression On the Rise Nationwide, Warranting Enhanced Efforts, Says Childhood Studies Researcher

A growing number of adolescents are going untreated for major depression nationwide over the past several years, warranting enhanced educational, policy, and service capacity efforts, according to a new Rutgers University–Camden study.

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A Window Into Ant Ecology in Urban Environments

A Window Into Ant Ecology in Urban Environments

Rutgers University‒Camden undergraduate student Sammy Schofield is collecting insects in Camden and Trenton as part of research for biology professor Amy Savage.

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